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2019 End-of-Year Recap


2019 was an enormous year for the Foundation!
Learn more about the progress we made from NRAEF President Rob Gifford's latest LinkedIn article.


Learn more about how the NRAEF is training the next generation of restaurant and foodservice leaders - and how we're planning on changing even more lives in 2020.

Advance your career with education, training and certifications.


Since 1987, we’ve helped nearly 2,000 students with merit-based undergraduate scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.

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Come join the first-ever apprenticeship program developed specifically for restaurant, food service, and hospitality.

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Whether you want to get ServSafe certified or become a Certified Secondary Foodservice Educator, we have you covered.

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NRAEF Salutes Service Members on Veteran's Day, Announces Hormel Heroes Scholarship Recipients

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) is proud to celebrate Veteran's Day and National Veterans and Military Families month this November. The NRAEF also announced the recipients of the Hormel Heroes Scholarship, supporting students with military backgrounds pursuing careers in culinary arts or a foodservice management related program.

Grant from The Rachael Ray Foundation Offers High Schools Chance to Bring ProStart to Their Students

$375,000 in “ProStart Grow Grants” will help deserving high schools to add ProStart to their curricula or improve their existing ProStart programs.


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